Caramel Sauce

Caramel Sauce Recipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia DeGaris Pursell
Don't be tempted to skip the lemon juice: It doesn't affect the flavor, but it does prevent the sugar from crystallizing.


Makes 3 cups
Total time: 40 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Total: 40 Minutes


1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 cup whipping cream


Melt butter in a 3-qt. heavy saucepan over medium heat; add sugar and lemon juice, and cook, stirring constantly with a long-handled wooden spoon, 8 to 10 minutes or until mixture turns light golden brown. Gradually add cream, and cook, stirring constantly, 1 to 2 minutes or until smooth. (Mixture will bubble and spatter when adding cream.) Remove from heat, and cool 30 minutes.

December 2010
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